Sequoyah Unit 2 Completes Refueling and Maintenance Outage

June 02, 2017

SODDY-DAISY, Tenn. – Unit 2 at the Tennessee Valley Authority’s Sequoyah Nuclear Plant is once again producing reliable, carbon-free energy after safely completing a scheduled refueling and maintenance outage on Friday, June 2. 

Operators are continuing a planned power ascension process to return the unit to its full capacity, generating enough power for 650,000 homes.

In addition to replacing 81 of the unit’s 193 fuel assemblies, detailed inspections of the reactor vessel were conducted to confirm all components continued to meet or exceed all design requirements and were fully able of performing their safety functions. Other major maintenance activities included replacing or refurbishing a number of motors, valves and other plant components, as well as several modifications for improving safety.

“The entire Sequoyah team, supported by more than 700 supplemental contract workers, completed approximately 12,000 activities,” said Tony Williams, Sequoyah site vice president. “Our team takes great pride in the work they do to ensure the Sequoyah plant continues to reliably serve the people of the Tennessee Valley.”

Sequoyah Unit 2 is one of seven operational TVA nuclear reactors across the Valley, supplying over one-third of all electricity used by more than 9 million people.

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Jim Hopson
TVA Public Relations, Knoxville, (865) 632-6000
(865) 632-8860